Galaxy S8 Plus rumored to feature 6-inch display

If a new report is to be believed, Samsung is going to push the Galaxy S series into phablet territory with one of the two models that it’s planning for next year’s flagship smartphone. According to a new report, Samsung is going to introduce two models of the flagship next year: the Galaxy S8 is said to feature a 5-inch display whereas the Galaxy S8 Plus may feature a 6-inch display.

It’s claimed that Samsung Electronics has now told its suppliers to start producing parts for the 6-inch Galaxy S8 Plus and the 5-inch Galaxy S8 from next month. Recent reports suggest that the Galaxy S8 might not be unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2017 and that Samsung might conduct a separate event for the Galaxy S8 in April 2017.

The report also reiterates that Samsung is going to eliminate the physical home button to maximize space for the display. Even though the display may be bigger than the Galaxy Note 7’s 5.7-inch panel, the size of both handsets is said to be about the same as there’s more room for the display itself.

It’s widely believed that Samsung is going to use a dual-edge curved display for both models of its next flagship which is probably why it won’t use the “edge” moniker as it has with the Galaxy S7 edge and the Galaxy S6 edge. Perhaps that’s why it may decide to call the 6-inch model the Galaxy S8 Plus.

I would like to point out here that there have been a lot of conflicting reports recently about what we should expect from the Galaxy S8. We’re aware that Samsung is testing several prototypes of the Galaxy S8 which is why conflicting reports are coming out. We’ve previously confirmed exclusively that the Galaxy S8 is not going to have a standard 3.5mm headphone jack.

Our source revealed to us that their prototype did not have a headphone jack, but we have now heard that Samsung could be sticking with the 3.5mm jack. Nothing can be said with absolute certainty at this point in time but we here at SamMobile will continue to dig deeper and provide you a final confirmation in the near future.

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Ski6
7 months 27 days ago
Ski6

I don’t think the S8 + would be that big even if it’s 6″, mainly because the screen will be 90% bezel free. I would love if they were able to include the A.I. Bixy but Google doesn’t want that. The speakers will be solid but it won’t be front facing because of the screen type. If sammy isn’t putting in removable batteries they have provide a button that can “trouble shoot”the phone. Also should remove the headphone jack. Just be different from the IPhone. Additionally this phone needs to be fast like the iPhone or faster

gsdworld21
7 months 27 days ago
gsdworld21

Whatever people are told by staff in Samsung stores the chances of the note 8 coming out before September are extremely slim and believe me we’d know the details before them. It’s time Samsung really did start listening to fans as they claim they do and bring back removable batteries.

maccyb
7 months 27 days ago
maccyb

Removable battery? Forget about it. If fans wanted removable batteries the S7/Edge would not have been the two biggest selling phones of 2016. So I doubt if anyone cares anymore.

vpoulios
7 months 27 days ago
vpoulios

It is very possible that for the S8 plus variant there will be an accessory, such as a book case, that incorporates the s pen transforming the S8 plus to a Note

Martin R.
7 months 26 days ago
Martin R.

Could be… they registered a patent for it…

http://www.sammobile.com/2016/01/15/samsung-patent-s-pen-cover/

maccyb
7 months 27 days ago
maccyb

Could be a possibility, but I don’t think so. It means people who don’t like cases or like to change covers wouldn’t be happy. It’s just as easy to put an sPen slot on it.

o0MHJ0o
7 months 27 days ago
o0MHJ0o

That means the S8 and Note8 will be launched together next year. Sounds like a plan! Means I don’t have to wait another 6 months for that upgrade! Lol
Also, Samsung CEO really stressed about not letting anything leak about their new devices, because of that, I’m finding it difficult to believe rumours about it

a1awan
7 months 28 days ago
a1awan

@harinsheth – your comments sounds good and interesting. On the other hand it is not many working at Samsung who know any details about the to be released S8 or Note 8.
Actually it sounds as mere speculations….

harinsheth
7 months 28 days ago
harinsheth

Just had talk with samsung
They are launching s8 edge and note 8 edge / s8 edge plus together and plus / note varient will have s pen

SAMgalaxyXXX
7 months 28 days ago
SAMgalaxyXXX
I went to one of Samsung stores here in London the other day to ask if they knew whether there was any plan to release the galaxy tab A 10.1 (2016) with S pen here in the UK (only available in USA and South Korea at the moment) and the guy told me he didn’t know about that but what they have been notified is that the Note 8 is coming out in March (?), I was happy and surprised to hear that but also doubtful since I haven’t read any rumour pointing to that direction. Could this be 6… Read more »
NotReallySamsungFan
7 months 27 days ago
NotReallySamsungFan

Proof?

SAMgalaxyXXX
7 months 27 days ago
SAMgalaxyXXX

Proof of what exactly?

Gregg1100
7 months 28 days ago
Gregg1100

If samsung brings out an S8 with 5″ screen, I am away. Too small. If it is 6″, too big. So looks like a One Plus phone for me next time. 5.5 ” is a sweet spot for me– big enough to read easily, small enough to go in my pocket.

7 months 27 days ago
Sugit Pupillam

6″ screen with minimal bezels would be perfect (just add some nice front facing speakers ala Sony, Motorola, Huawei, or the formally on the right track htc)

j2001m
7 months 28 days ago
j2001m

You be finding the 6″ will easy be the same size as the oneplus if the s7 edge is anything to go by

stoertebecker
7 months 28 days ago
stoertebecker

If they do it then i hope it will have a pen as well like the Note Series.

mtbrown262626
7 months 28 days ago
mtbrown262626

Me too mate

fdtf
7 months 28 days ago
fdtf

But people want to buy the S series phone, not another Note. It won’t have an S Pen and I’m happy about it.

SAMgalaxyXXX
7 months 28 days ago
SAMgalaxyXXX

I think a lot of people would like to buy both especially those who bought the Note 7 and had to hand it over and those who haven’t so if Samsung offered both a lot more people would be more than happy.

Michollstad
7 months 28 days ago
Michollstad

If this is true, the S8 plus will be a day one-purchase for me. I was hoping for a 6.2 inch display, but 6 inches is sufficient for my needs. See, I refuse to upgrade to a smaller phone than the one I currently have: a 5.9 inch Nexus 6. And the norm has been 5.5 or 5.7 inches for a long time now.
And I should also stress that I don’t want any other brand than Samsung! The Note 3 is still the best android device I have ever owned.

maccyb
7 months 28 days ago
maccyb

So now we have moved originally from 5.1″ and 5.7″, to 5.8″ and 6.2″ and then Forbes said it will definitely be still 5.1″ and 5.7″ and now we have 6″. I don’t believe any of it! 🙂

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